EarthCorps 2012 International Program

Deadline: November 18, 2011

EarthCorps brings together emerging environmental leaders from around the world to participate in an environmental service program. EarthCorps programs focus on physical hands-on field service.


(40 hours a week, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm) Participants take part in environmental restoration projects, such as tree-planting, trail construction, stream restoration,

and invasive plant removal. Projects are located throughout Washington State.

EarthCorps international participants will receive:

  1. a monthly stipend
  2. health insurance
  3. homestay family
  4. EarthCorps charges no fees for international participants. Limited travel scholarships are available covering 30% of roundtrip airfare costs up to $1000.


  • Between 18-25 years old
  • Interest in environmental field work and intercultural experience
  • Commitment to cooperation and teamwork with peers from around the world
  • Willingness to work hard


  • No Criminal Record
  • Conversational English
  • 4 year college degree and 1 year of work experience in the environmental field*
  • 5 years of work experience in the environmental field*

* Please note that EarthCorps is required by the US government to ensure that every applicant meets strict criteria in order to qualify for a US J-1 Trainee visa. You must have a university degree in a environmental field and/or environmental work experience to qualify.

Country: USA 
City: Seattle/King County 
State: Washington (note: not Washington, DC)


In addition to being referred by your organization via the EarthCorps Candidate Nomination form, qualified candidates must send the following documents to EarthCorps before being considered for this position:

If you having difficulty downloading the application materials please try right clicking the link and saving the item to your desktop.

Please send all application materials to:

•Application deadline: November 18, 2011
•Participant selection: January 2012
•Visa processing: February – May 2012
•Travel confirmation: May 2012
•EarthCorps Program start date: June 2012
•EarthCorps Program graduation: mid-December 2012


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